BearDrummer (beardrummer) wrote in pagan_parenting,
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Purple Truck

We have a game that we play in our car/truck as we travel - we call it purple truck... I am sharing this game with everyone... I believe I posted the basics a long time ago - here is the refined version...  I am going to cross post this to other kid friendly spaces...

There are 2 levels of difficulty, one for just general fun, and one for competition.

General fun:
1. once started the game is permanently on, no need to announce it, unless explaining rule to a newbie.
2. each trip starts fresh.
3. whoever sees a purple truck (truck is the front part on an 18 wheeler, not a pickup, delivery van, or U-Haul type vehicle) announces "PURPLE TRUCK" - In our vehicle, decible rating matters, as I am a bit deaf.
4. someone else verifies that it is the color in question, not a similar color (dark blue, dark purple, and black look too similar at a distance).
5. once verified, the person who saw the purple truck gets to choose the next color.
     a. sometimes a time limit must be made for choosing the new color.
     b. One can specify a color, and exclude the vehicles of that color already present.
          *. Example: "Not that red truck"
          *. If a color is called on a vehicle in sight, and it is not declaired off limits, it IS fair game
     c. Some colors are too rare, and can be voted against by the other players
         *. I suggest banning pink... it DOES happen, but rarely enough to hamper the game.
     d. colors can be called again, back to back to back
6. Purple Trucks are the trump - a purple truck can be called (and verified) to reset the color.
7. When a new color is declaired, start at point 3, replacing "PURPLE TRUCK" with the new color truck, example "RED TRUCK"

Competition:
1. above rules apply
2. calling the appropriate color, and having it verified gives the announcer 1 point.
3. miscalling the color removes a point.
    a. example: if the appropriate color is black, and someone calls a dark navy blue truck black, they lose the point
    b. the miscall must be verified as wrong
4. trumping with a verified purple truck also gains a point.

Be careful, competition actually involves strategy, and most kids pick up the finer points quickly

Enjoy!

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